Samara Golden started her residency with FWM in 2018, culminating in an exhibition titled Upstairs at Steve’s (September 10, 2020–January 31, 2021). The exhibition depicts a complete upending of an outdoor tableau set in a seaside landscape, revealing a mysterious confluence of biography, history, psychology, and nature.
As part of her residency, Golden researched patterns found in historical swatch books in noted textile collections. The original intent was to contrast historic patterning with a screenprinted pattern using thermochromic ink onto high tech outdoor fabric to be featured in her current exhibition. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the blanket could no longer be placed in the installation itself but has been developed as a limited edition of 18 blankets for sale through FWM.
The blanket has a plaid pattern on one side; throughout the pattern is a ribbon that has been printed with thermochromic inks which will change color—from red to safety orange—with touch. The edge of the blanket features turquoise piping; on other side of the blanket is a vibrant orange color. Check out this video for a look behind the scenes as the FWM Studio team prepared and printed the design.
Storm at Split Rock comes with a signed certificate of authenticity, carrying pouch that displays the edition number, and a limited-edition Upstairs at Steve’s exhibition catalogue screenprinted with Samara’s signature in thermochromic (heat activated, color changing) ink. Our FWM Studio staff is happy to help determine the best hanging mechanism for your blanket and customize it to suit your needs, for an additional fee. Please contact the museum shop for details.